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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Betterment  \Bet"ter*ment\,  n. 
  1.  A  making  better;  amendment;  improvement.  --W.  Montagu. 
 
  2.  (Law)  An  improvement  of  an  estate  which  renders  it  better 
  than  mere  repairing  would  do  --  generally  used  in  the 
  plural.  [U.  S.]  --Bouvier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  betterment 
  n  1:  a  change  for  the  better;  progress  in  development  [syn:  {improvement}, 
  {advance}] 
  2:  an  improvement  that  adds  to  the  value  of  a  property  or 
  facility 
  3:  the  act  of  relieving  ills  and  changing  for  the  better  [syn: 
  {amelioration},  {melioration}] 




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